Ardeana Hamlin

The Weekly & Special Sections Writer

 
“Conant Apple Orchards in Etna and Rowe’s in Newport.”
Cheryl Gray, Camden National Bank

‘Where do you go to get apples in the fall?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
The Weekly was in Hampden village.
 “Chicken vegetable.”
Jessica Rickard, Tradewinds Variety

‘What is your favorite fall soup?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
The Weekly was in Veazie.
Dylan Brennan (left) as C.S. Lewis discusses his conversion to belief in the supernatural with Dennis Hamrick as Sigmund Freud, an avowed atheist. The Union Street Brick Church will present "Freud's Last Session," by Mark St. Germain, a play suggested by the "Question of God" Sept. 19-21, at the church. Admission to the play is free.

‘Freud’s Last Session’ opens Sept. 19 at the Brick Church

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
BANGOR — A play questioning faith in God in a world of suffering will open Friday at Bangor’s Union St. Brick Church. In the late 1960s, Dr. Armand M. Nicholi Jr., a professor of clinical psychology at Harvard, taught a seminar titled “The Question of God.” The course was not …

Business news

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Sept. 15, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
TechWalk 2014 BANGOR — The Maine Technology Institute TechWalk 2014 will be held 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. The theme is “Connecting Through Technology.” At the event, approximately 100 MTI portfolio companies will exhibit their innovative technologies along with other organizations …

School news

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Aug. 25, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
Colleges Colby College GLENBURN — Morgan Rublee of Glenburn graduated magna cum laude from Colby College in Waterville in May with a major in English and minor in education. She studied English at King’s College London for the 2013 spring semester. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa …
“More summer, safer roads.”
John Foster, Foster Imaging

‘What are you looking forward to before summer ends?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
The Weekly was in East Hampden.  

Jane Bragg (right) announced recently that after 31 years as owner and director of Thomas School of Dance in Bangor, she has transferred ownership to Cassie Pillsbury (left), who has operated a school of dance in Unity for more than 10 years.

Thomas School of Dance announces change of ownership

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Aug. 11, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
BANGOR — After 31 years as owner and director of Thomas School of Dance in Bangor, Jane Bragg announced recently that Cassie Pillsbury, who has been on the school faculty for 10 years, has assumed ownership of the school. Fall classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 4, under Pillsbury’s direction. Bragg …
Harry Rossignol, 8, of South Brewer, displays a 4-pound smallmouth bass that he caught at Chemo Pond in 1957. The young man hooked and landed the smallmouth on a red and white "jitterbug" bait.

YESTERDAY …

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 04, 2014, at 9:07 a.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Aug. 7, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — Jan Smith, anchorwoman and news director at WVII-TV 7, is leaving the ABC affiliate to become assistant news director at WTO-TV 11 in Savannah, Georgia. Smith cites working at a bigger market …

Weekly calendar

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 28, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: • Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration …
Jay Muth (left), vice president and senior business banker, Bangor Savings Bank, presents Buddy Angst, CFO, Community Health and Counseling with a $4,500 grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to help fund one of its ACHEVE (Arts Can Help Everyone Excel) program. ACHEVE is an in-school dance program for third- and fourth-graders in seven schools throughout the Bangor area. The program uses the arts to provide children with information, skills and support to increase and strengthen positive growth and development that prepares them for healthy life choices.

Support for the arts

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
Bucksport Poet Laureate Pat Ranzoni (left) chats with sculptor Matt Foster of Milo after reading a poem, “The Young Sculptor Delivers Himself,” she wrote to commemorate the delivery to Bucksport of a model of a sculpture (front right) Foster will create as part of the 2014 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium this summer. The finished sculpture will be installed in September on the Bucksport waterfront.

Many hands help sculpture take shape in Bucksport

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   Bucksport is one of seven communities, along with Surry, Lubec, Calais, Harrington, Jonesport and Castine, that will have sculptures created and placed in public spaces as part of the 2014 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium this summer. Artists from Maine, South Korea, Bulgaria, …
“Ribs, steak, hamburger, stuffed peppers and brownies.”
Janine Greeley, St. Albans

‘What’s on your barbecue grill this summer?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 9:06 a.m.
The Weekly was at Six Miles Falls Store in Bangor.
“The wind and the coolness. It’s close to the water. And Pompeii Pizza.”
Michaela Warman, Bangor

‘What attracts you to the Bangor waterfront?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 14, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
The Weekly was at the Bangor Waterfront

Bangor Public Library to host national exhibition on Civil War

By Ardeana Hamlin on June 17, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
BANGOR — The Bangor Public Library will host “Civil War 150,” a national traveling exhibition, on display from June 23 to July 14. Bangor Public Library is one of 50 sites nationwide selected to host the “Civil War 150” exhibition. The Civil War was one of the most transformative periods …
Paige Rainford, a senior at Hampden Academy, displays the Girl Scout Gold Award she received June 1 at a ceremony at Hampden Academy.

Two Hampden Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

By Ardeana Hamlin on June 13, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.
HAMPDEN — Olivia Duron, a senior at Hampden Academy, recently completed the requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award. She is the daughter of Bobby and Stefanie Duron of Hampden. Olivia joined Girl Scouts as a kindergartner in Chadron, Nebraska, and became a member of Troop 199 of Hampden in …
PICTURE FROM THE PAST
The Eastern Maine General Hospital opened a new anesthesia recovery room in February 1961 to which all patients were taken from the operating room. This brought highly skilled nursing care to every patient as he was coming out from under anesthesia.

YESTERDAY …

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on June 09, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — June 5, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — There was food, music and plenty of dancing at the one-year anniversary celebration of the Residential Life Unit of the Maine Veterans Home. Residents enjoyed a barbecue and live band music in …
“I love the Expo. I come here every year.”
Linda Stevens, Newport

‘What impresses you about the Senior Expo?’

By Ardeana Hamlin on May 29, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.
The Weekly was at the Senior Expo Tuesday, May 13, at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

School news

By Ardeana Hamlin on May 06, 2014, at 8:37 a.m.
Schools Dancing Like The Stars HERMON — The Hermon High School class of 2015 will host Dancing Like The Stars at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the school. Admission is $8, $5 students. Vote for your favorite couple at $1 per vote. Proceeds will help support the high school’s …
Sam Woodward, 11, who wants to be an astrophysicist, receives a photo gift and message from the actors of the Big Bang Theory.

‘Big Bang Theory’ actors inspire young Brewer fan

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Special to The Weekly on April 15, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
The six degrees of separation is the mathematical notion that every person on the planet is no more than six people away from every other person, in terms of who knows who. So, you and I are no more than six people away from Harrison Ford, Queen Elizabeth, or a …
Sentimental Journey band members play at a dance in the Bangor area.

Sentimental Journey brings Big Band Era into the present

By Ardeana Hamlin on Feb. 27, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
BANGOR — When big band Sentimental Journey, its 18 members wearing blue sports jackets, white shirts and ties, settle into chairs behind music stands, they are the personification of big band music in Maine. They bring to the present day the music of another era, channeling the spirits of the …
 
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